A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before another course may be taken. Prerequisites are indicated in the online bulletins after the course title and credit by Pr. followed by the requirements that must be met before that course may be taken. Students may not enroll in a course without having completed the proper prerequisites unless the prerequisites have been waived by the head of the department in which the course is offered.
Real-time, automated prerequisite checking is active for courses numbered 599 and lower.
Students who attempt to register for a course section for which they do not have the prerequisite will receive this error message: PREQ/TEST SCORE ERROR. This means they do not have the prerequisite (it does not indicate any sort of problem with tests or test scores).
Instructors may override a prerequisite requirement for individual students by using the Registration Override function available to them on UNCGenie. This override, once entered by the instructor, allows the student to register him/herself through UNCGenie.